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Nikolay Sardamov in Sydney

Bulgarian jeweller turns discarded inner tubes into edgy ‘wearables’.

Nikolay Sardamov’s jewellery is a fusion of the precious and the found. Repurposing bicycle inner tubes and combining them with precious metals, Sardamov explores what could best be described as playful industrial.

Sardamov will be visiting Australia next month to open an exhibition at metalab in Sydney, which will show an array of his beautiful jewellery.

The Bulgarian’s solo exhibition, Continuum, is the first Australian showing receiving much acclaim throughout Europe for his finely crafted silver works.

Trained in fine arts with a Masters in jewellery and metal, Sardamov aims not simply to create beautiful objects, but to challenge social norms, asking us to consider issues of environment, sustainability and mobility.

From 6 – 27 May 2010 Continuum will show works from The Secret Garden, Intersections, Bi-Re-Cycle and Soft Construction collections.

To coincide with Sardamov’s visit, metalab will also be holding a 1-day workshop exploring the re-working of bicycle inner tubes into jewellery. Participants will be given a range of different inner tubes and materials that, under Sardamov’s guidance, will be turned into unique contemporary ‘wearables’.

Continuum opens on 6 May from 6 – 9pm, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet Sardamov in person.


Nikolay Sardamov



habitusliving.com and metalab are giving one reader the chance to win a
place at Nikolay’s workshop on Saturday 8 May 2010. Simply send us an email telling us your most creative re-use story
before Friday 30 April and you could win.

Workshop date: Saturday 8 May 2010
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $95/$85 student concession.
Lunch, a selection of bicycle inner tubes and basic hand tools will be
Bookings: phone 8354 1398 or email info@metalab.com.au

Participants will be provided with a selection of different sized rubber bicycle inner tubes, however they may also wish to bring some of their own along with any special tools and other materials they would like to work with. Silver may be purchased from metalab on the day if required.